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lighthouse beach chatham maFrom its amazing views to its bountiful wildlife, Chatham Lighthouse Beach continues to be a favorite of locals and Cape visitors, alike. This sun-filled beach is full of options, from spotting area wildlife to climbing up and exploring Chatham Light.

Whether you imagine dipping your toes into the turquoise-hued water or simply lounging on the soft, white sand beach, there’s plenty to enjoy about Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Because the water near the shore is fairly shallow it warms up earlier in the season than it does at other beaches, making it a real Cape gem.

The shallow water and gentle slopes make the beach great for families, plus there’s even a marked area for swimmers. During season, the location is also great for clamming, giving beachgoers yet

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From nature trails to wildlife, there’s plenty to uncover while exploring some of Harwich’s conservation areas. This part of Cape Cod is rich with natural history, and it certainly comes alive with a full range of opportunity for visitors.

Walking trails
If you’re interested in taking the less traveled path, you’re sure to find an array of options. The Harwich Conservation Trust has its own Walking Trail Guide available in booklet form, leading visitors through places like Hawk’s Nest State Park. This route leads past the shore of Hawks Nest Pond and Black Pond.

Meanwhile, a second trail offers up amazing views of the marsh and Herring River. For an easy to follow trail, the Trust suggests the Island Pond Trail Loop. Yet another trail leads through

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The weather is warming up and the summer season on the Cape is right around the corner. For many of us that means spending some quality family time on the beach or out exploring the natural surroundings. If you consider your four-legged friends part of the family it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to leave anyone at home, but you do need to plan ahead to ensure you’re following the rules.

Pets are allowed at the Cape Cod National Seashore in certain locations and with a few restrictions in mind. According to published reports, pets are required to be on a six-inch leash at all times. If not, rangers may fine owners. Owners are also responsible for picking up and disposing of pet waste.

Leashed pets are permitted ONLY in these locations:

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